How can you dislike this piece of cinema, I have recently become quite depressed with British Cinema, I have sat through hours and hours of mediocre films portraying how rubbish life in England is. that have some how received critical acclaim, Because some middle aged gout ridden man, who lives at home with his mother and twelve cats decides life really is rubbish and we should only watch films that say just that. Furthermore if I have to watch another film set on a council estate or any other "Grey lens" rubbish I am ether going to kill myself or move.But too my surprise when I <more>
went to see "Boogie Woogie" it was as though the clouds had parted and I was met with a burst of colour, a witty script and for once a story and theme that inspires me. Enabling me to leave the cinema with a smile and a springing my step, wanting to live in the art world.To be brief This Film has some features that make it a great film.* A great cast with some great standout performances, but in all a great ensemble performance.* Beautifully lit and shot - The DP John Mathieson who did "Gladiator"* A story that mixes Art, Sex and Money* Some incredibly sad moment then instantly followed with some brilliant jokes and one liners. * so all in all a Fun and fast paced up tempo film.That makes going to see British cinema at long last a joy again.
Is there anything more sexy and pretty than super thin babes who flaunt and rock a microskirt? of course not. Add long feminine hair and it is 10/10. And a fun story although I am already in love and it is 11/10.
If you know anything about the art world, this is the film for you (by nickdoff)
There are a lot of in-jokes and the script is quite dense so for me really benefited a lot by a second viewing.This film is definitely "Marmite"> You will notice pretty well all of the prior reviews are either highly praising, or castigating. Personally I feel the film has flaws, but the more you see it the funnier and better it gets - not many films stand up so well to repeated viewings.Duncan Ward is one of the wittiest directors. He comes from the art world being both initially a video artist, art collector, whilst also honing his directorial skills in the lucrative world of <more>
commercials. He married Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, the gallery professional / owner who had links to the world famous Gagosian Gallery, Abramovich and many other colourful characters and respected and not by some galleries and people. So there was no one with a better view of the art world to have made and written the Screenplay than Ward!
Boogie Woogie-Great Cast, Great Film (by carolineannestubbs)
Boogie Woogie is a refreshing look at a subject which has hereto been dealt with in a clichéd and stilted way. Being involved in the art world myself this is the most accurate rendering of it I have ever seen.Danny Huston is brilliant at the slippery but charming art dealer Art Spindle who delicately spins his collectors into buying and selling works or art.Christopher Lee is the cantankerous old man who refuses to sell his Boogie Woogie Mondrian while his wife Joana Lumley tries desperately to make him see sense.Gillian Anderson is particularly fabulous as the spoilt collectors wife who is <more>
having an affair with Jack Huston. Jamie Winston is an ambitious lesbian artist who is determined to make it at any cost including seducing Heather Graham to have a show in her gallery.Amanda Seyfried climbs the greasy pole of the art world in spectacular fashion. There is a particularly funny scene between Gillian Anderson and Charlotte Rampling inter cut with Stellan Skarsgard and his lawyer carving up the assets for their divorce.The film reminded me of Altman with many stories interwoven around a central theme. The script is both horrific and funny. How art is manufactured, exhibited, dealt with and abused as well as worshiped could not be more on the money.It is worth mentioning the art in the film which has been chosen by Damien Hirst. There are paintings by among others John Currin, Paul Fryer and Michael Craig Martin. This is a must for any art student wanting to know about how the art world works.
If you enjoy watching bad people go down in flames, this film is for you. First-time director Duncan Ward shows a deft hand managing multiple story threads set against the malodorous intestinal cavity of the contemporary art world, while John Mathieson's photography, pleasing to the eye as always, works splendidly with the up-tempo jazz phrasings of composer Janusz Podrazik.A sterling ensemble, led by Stellan Skarsgard, Gillian Anderson and Danny Huston, keeps us guessing and amused as lives and careers unravel. Special kudos to Jaime Winstone, who in the role of a fiercely ambitious <more>
performance artist looking to carve a name for herself, delivers the film's strongest performance. We are treated also to appearances by Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley and Alan Cumming -- the film's most likable characters -- whose upright aims provide elegant counterpoint to the opposing riffraff inhabiting the story.The film's only noticeable weak spot lies in the characters of Beth, played with limited effect by Heather Graham, and Joany, played by Meredith Ostrum, who seems to be impersonating a tree. Otherwise, a fine independent film. It will be interesting to see what Ward comes up with next.
Amanda who goes on to be in the waste of breath and space that is Mamma Mia is super sexy, super hot sporting the best set of legs and body in the world here!The story is funny and exciting, but that body. The feminine wiles of those slender sexy legs, that face, that hair is off the charts.